Build Your Own Archive! Workshops: CHANGE OF DATE

For anyone interested in attending the remaining sessions of our Build Your Own Archive! workshops, please note that the dates have now changed:

Sessions 2 and 3 of our workshop series will now be held as follows:

Session 2: Saturday 6 April (2.00-5.00pm) - Critical Research in Archives

Session 3: Saturday 4 May (2.00-5.00pm) - Digital Archives

Full details for Session 2 will be published soon, so keep an eye on our website, social media and Eventbrite. 


In collaboration with PhD researcher Vivian Latinwo-Olajide and the University of Leicester, the George Padmore Institute is proud to present a three part workshop series introducing participants to basic archival practice, whilst exploring critical questions. All sessions are free, but donations to the GPI are welcome.

The sessions build on the work of our pilot programme as part of the Citizens of a Common Future project, exploring new ways to use the collections. "We hope everyone can recognise that they have the capacity to build and take care of an archive. We want to demystify the notion of archiving so that people recognise the value of the exists in their own lives, " shared Vivian.

Sarah Garrod, Archivist at the GPI added, "People can feel intimidated by archives and record offices. But we want to use this space to show that building an archive and developing archival skills needn't be complicated or inaccessible. The GPI has grown out of a strong ethos - gathering evidence, materials, and seeking the value in items and materials that might otherwise have been disposed of."